Ellen Smith
East Lake Real Estate Company

Finding a Lender

Piggy BankFinding a mortgage lender involves more than just getting a good interest rate; you want to work with the best mortgage companies, staffed by professionals who will guide you through the process.

Below are five tips to help you hunt for the best mortgage lender.

--Get your credit score in shape. The higher your credit score, the more bargaining power you’ll have.
--Know the mortgage lending landscape. We've done some of the homework for you below.
--Get pre-approved for your mortgage. Boost your chances of having your offer accepted by getting preapproved.
--Compare rates from several mortgage lenders. You can search for the best mortgage rates online.
--Ask the right questions and read the fine print. Find out about requirements and fees, including costs beyond principal and interest      payments.

Finding a Lender Piggy Bank

Finding a mortgage lender involves more than just getting a good interest rate; you want to work with the best mortgage companies, staffed by professionals who will guide you through the process.

Below are five tips to help you hunt for the best mortgage lender.

--Get your credit score in shape. The higher your credit score, the more bargaining power you’ll have.
--Know the mortgage lending landscape. We've done some of the homework for you below.
--Get pre-approved for your mortgage. Boost your chances of having your offer accepted by getting preapproved.
--Compare rates from several mortgage lenders. You can search for the best mortgage rates online.
--Ask the right questions and read the fine print. Find out about requirements and fees, including costs beyond principal and interest      payments.